Naval War College Review


Navy and Marine Corps officers do not look at planning in the same way. Marines approach it from the point of view of good, honest staff' work-and as something. like any other job, that if they do well enough someone may notice and keep them in mind for some future command selection board. Naval officers see billets in which they are expected to perform planning duties as "holding patterns," places to mark time until they can go to a ship or squadron and do something worthwhile, like command it.